The Student Legal Clinic at Appalachian State University offers students free and confidential legal advice, information and referrals from a licensed attorney.

Types of Cases

  • Landlord-tenant issues
  • Minor criminal charges
  • Traffic tickets
  • Family law
  • Name changes
  • Expungements
  • Claims involving money
  • Consumer law
  • Contracts
  • Employment Law
  • Small business and non-profit basics

Schedule a Zoom or in-person meeting by calling 828-262-8284, stopping by Suite 324 in the Student Union, or using our online scheduling tool.

If you have any documents related to your situation, please bring them with you to your appointment or email them in advance to If your situation is complex, it may be helpful to write down some of the important events, dates and details. The attorney will request your contact information (App State email and phone number) and your Banner ID.


All Appalachian State University students can use this service, including undergraduate, graduate and part-time students.


The Student Legal Clinic is prohibited from advising students in situations that are directly adverse to the University (e.g., legal claims or complaints against Appalachian State, an Appalachian State employee, office, or department, including University Highlands). The Student Legal Clinic also does not advise students on University Disciplinary matters. The Student Legal Clinic can, however, provide advice about criminal charges, or potential criminal charges, in State or Federal Court that are also being addressed through a University administrative process.